Ivo Saliger
Austrian artist, Ivo Saliger was known
both for his original etchings and
paintings. He moved to Vienna in 1908
at the same time as Adolf Hitler but
unlike  Hitler he was admiited and
studied painting and etching
techniques at the Academy of Vienna,
under some of Austria's finest artists
such as Rudolf Jettmar, Ludwig
Michalek and Ferdinand Schmutzer.
Saliger completed his studies at the
Academie Moderne, in Paris. He
returned to Vienna in 1920 to assume
the post of professor of art at the
      During the 1920's and 1930's, Ivo
Saliger developed strong Art Deco
elements within his art. These
elements are clearly seen in Justice
where a lawyer steadfastly defends his
client who is threatened by the mob
before them. This is brilliantly
portrayed by the clenched hands and
pointing fingers in the foreground.
Behind them looms the giant figure of
justice with her familiar symbols of the
scales, the sword and the blindfold.
      When German soldiers marched
into Austria, Saliger, like so many other
artists, was forced to paint images in
support of the Third Reich. His
paintings in the officially approved
style were frequently exhibited at the
'Great German Art Exhibition' held
annually in Munich between 1937 and
      After the end of the Second World
War in 1945, Saliger was again free to
create his own art.
Der Arztz
Ivo Saliger's Der Arzt is an emotionally
powerful, allegoric depiction of the
physician's epic struggle to save
human life. Der Arzt features a
surgeon fending off death, which has
in it's grasp a patient. A real life drama
involving the artist's sister, provided
the inspiration for this work.
Diana's  rest  1940
The breathtakingly absurd Judgement
of Paris (1939), which shows Paris as
a Hitler Youth in shorts, choosing
between three strapping specimens of
Aryan womanhood.
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